The Travel Corporation | October 08, 2020
The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its 40 brands are making it easier for travelers to book and pay for their vacations. Now, customers can use Uplift, a buy now, pay later program exclusively for travel. Travel advisors can now help clients spread payments out over time so clients can book the trip of their dreams and make monthly payments over an 11-month period.
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
philippine airlines | March 03, 2022
Philippine Airlines (PAL) and its regional affiliate PAL Express (PALex) have partnered with IBS Software to provide their employees with a new, fully digital system for booking and managing staff travel. The airline group has signed up to implement IBS Software's fully automated SaaS solution iFly Staff, which enables them to automate leisure and duty travel processes. Through the new system, PAL can better support employees, their beneficiaries and PAL retirees to manage travel through a self-service digital platform, empowering employees and enhancing staff satisfaction.By replacing its in-house travel booking solution with an omnichannel self-service platform, PAL can deliver employees the flexibility to book and amend travel plans through desktop or mobile channels. The iFly Staff solution also allows flexible payment options, including integration with e-wallets such as PayMaya and GCash.
PAL will also benefit from significant operational benefits through iFly Staff. Automating the travel booking process greatly reduces manual processes, reducing the administrative burden while improving quality of service. It also allows the PAL staff travel team to create and roll out new policies and process in real-time, and dynamically implement policy changes quickly and efficiently, using the configuration capabilities of iFly Staff.
"At PAL we fully support our employees. Their wellbeing and happiness could not be more important to us. We're delighted to be able to roll out such an innovative and forward-looking platform to our employees,"
-Mr. Danreb M. Oira, Senior Vice President for Human Capital at PAL.
Ensuring staff have maximum flexibility over their travel and the ability to manage it effectively is a must-have for modern airlines. We're thrilled to be partnering with PAL, who are dedicated to supporting their employees and committed to delivering them with cutting-edge technology to put their travel plans in their own hands, Through iFly Staff, employees can book flights and hotels themselves in a single flow, while administrators get full management control to create policy-based rules without the need for any technical support. That's a powerful combination for progressive airlines like PAL and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.
-Sunil George, Vice President and Regional Head at IBS Software.
More information on iFly Staff can be found here.
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines' flag carrier and only full-service network airline. PAL was the first commercial airline in Asia and is celebrating its 81st anniversary in March 2022. PAL's young fleet of Boeing 777s, Airbus A350s, Airbus A330s, Airbus A321s and De Havilland DHC-8-400 Next Generation aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila and Cebu to 29 destinations in the Philippines and 31 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. PAL was rated a 4-Star Global Airline by Skytrax in 2018 and was voted the World's Most Improved Airline in the 2019 Skytrax worldwide passenger survey with a ranking of 30th best airline in the world.
About IBS Software
IBS Software is a leading SaaS solutions provider to the travel industry globally, managing mission-critical operations for customers in the aviation, tour & cruise and hospitality industries. IBS Software's solutions for the aviation industry cover fleet & crew operations, aircraft maintenance, passenger services, loyalty programs, staff travel and air-cargo management. IBS Software also runs a real time B2B and B2C distribution platform providing hotel room inventory, rates and availability to a global network of hospitality companies and channels. For the tour and cruise industry, IBS provides a comprehensive, customer-centric, digital platform that covers onshore, online and on-board solutions. IBS Software is a Blackstone portfolio company and operates from 15 offices across the world. Further information can be found at https://www.ibsplc.com/.
CIBT | February 09, 2022
CIBT, a global leader in mobility services, announced it has acquired the mobility software platform developed by Viselio, a dynamic technology company based in Berne, Switzerland.
Viselio's software platform will accelerate CIBT's ambitious plans to further leverage data, AI, and automation to drive a superior customer experience throughout the visa and immigration process. CIBT is uniquely positioned to support companies mobilizing talent overseas on short and long-term assignment and for employees requiring business travel visas, work authorizations, and related entry documents.
"CIBT's 30-year success as the market leader can be attributed to our continuous focus on creating responsive and innovative solutions for our clients, With COVID-19, the entire landscape has been drastically altered and clients need tech-enabled solutions that minimize the effort and complexity associated with international mobility ensuring accuracy, compliance, and speed. We see a significant opportunity in the market that other firms have not addressed."
-Eric Scheinerman, Chief Executive Officer of CIBT.
Along with the software platform, Viselio's team of developers will join CIBT's center of technology excellence, where they will innovate, develop, and design solutions that will seamlessly connect travel, mobility, HR, and corporate security to deliver a next-generation experience for international travelers and expatriates.
This transformative investment marks an important milestone for CIBT, accelerating our plans to create a truly connected ecosystem for our clients," Scheinerman added. "We couldn't be more excited for this next chapter in CIBT's growth.
Viselio's technology team and proprietary software will transition to CIBT immediately.
CIBT is a global leader in mobility services for corporations and individuals with expert immigration and visa professionals, attorneys, and qualified migration consultants located in over 70 offices in 25 countries. With over thirty years of experience, CIBT is the primary service provider to 75% of Fortune 500 companies.CIBT offers a comprehensive suite of services under two primary brands: Newland Chase, focused on global immigration strategy and advisory services for corporations worldwide; and CIBTvisas, the market leader in visa services for business travel and individual clients.